Government of Gibraltar
Press Office

No.6 Convent Place, Gibraltar                Tel: 70071     Fax: 74524

Press Release

No: 246/2004
Date: 1 November 2004
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No.6 Convent Place
Tel: 70071 Fax: 74524
Remembrance Day

In accordance with arrangements approved by Her Majesty the Queen, Sunday 14th November will be observed, as Remembrance Day and a combined Civilian/Military ceremony of remembrance will be held at The Cross of Sacrifice at noon.

His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief will lead the Service and on his arrival, His Excellency will read the Bidding. This will be followed by the observance of the two minutes silence (to be signalled by a salvo of guns at its beginning and end). The sounding of the Last Post, the laying of wreaths and a short nondenominational service will follow. The ceremony will conclude with the sounding of Reveille and the National Anthem. In line with practice at the Cenotaph, all present are invited to join in singing the Anthem.

Wreaths may be obtained on application to The Hon Secretary of the Gibraltar Poppy Day Fund Mr S Levy, MBE ED JP FSVA, (Tel 77789/42818). It will be appreciated if as much advance information as possible could be given of requirements. Wreaths may be collected from the back entrance to The Convent on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th November from 10.00 am until noon. The cost of the wreaths is 25.00 and cheques should be made payable to The Gibraltar Poppy Day Appeal Fund.

Medals and decorations may be worn with civilian dress by all those entitled to do so. They may also be worn by relatives of the dead.